Darryl Wilkinson  |  Nov 08, 2017  |  5 comments
Family photos and videos are a funny thing. Other than the dozen or so you might have framed and hung on a wall or sitting on a desk, the majority of your family pictures are probably stored in photo albums, cardboard boxes, or hard drives. It’s nice to know that they’re there, so you can relive those memories at some later time in life. The best time to reminisce with your photos is during family get-togethers, reunions, or holidays.
SV Staff  |  Nov 08, 2017  |  0 comments
The subwoofer kings at JL Audio have expanded their Top Pick-designated Fathom IWS line of in-wall subwoofer systems with two models featuring 8-inch drivers.
SV Staff  |  Nov 08, 2017  |  0 comments
A peek on Amazon reveals a smattering of Deal of the Day electronics items led by discounts on the company’s own Echo smart devices. Scrolling through the first 10 or so pages of deals reveals a light turnout for electronics and, of the items listed, a handful of no-name headphones and cables.
SV Staff  |  Nov 08, 2017  |  0 comments
Hobbico‘s new virtual reality (VR)-capable RC flight simulator might be the perfect gift for the aviation enthusiast on your holiday shopping list.
Al Griffin  |  Nov 07, 2017  |  2 comments

PRICE $2,995

Neutral sound from Class A/B amp
Upsamples and converts PCM and DSD
Compact form factor
Futuristic design means no mechanical controls
No wired headphone output

Cary Audio’s all-in-one system looks great, sounds great, and is packed with cutting-edge features.

Cary Audio is known in the high-end audio scene for making vacuum-tube and solid-state stereo components, and the brand has also established a foothold in the home theater world with its Cinema 12 preamp/processor and multichannel amplifiers. Cary’s AiOS (All-in-One System) is the first offering in the company’s Lifestyle series. With built-in aptX Bluetooth, wired Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity, AirPlay and PhoneShare support, and onboard Tidal, Spotify, and vTuner streaming, the AiOS really does have everything you need to immediately start playing music. Just download the company’s iOS/Android app, connect speakers, and you’re good to go.

SV Staff  |  Nov 07, 2017  |  2 comments
Readers of a certain age will remember watching the 1964 claymation classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer during the Dark Ages of TV when viewers were beholden to the network broadcast schedule.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Nov 07, 2017  |  5 comments
A recent survey in the AVS Forum about choosing between a flat screen TV and a projector rang a few bells for me. Having just acquired a 65-inch OLED as my reference display, and having recently completed reviews of three new projectors (with a fourth now underway), it’s not a decision I have to wrestle with. For what I do, I need both. But many of you, at one time or another, may have to choose. And with Black Friday (or Cyber Monday) barreling toward us you can use all the information you can get.

Most will choose the flat screen Ultra HDTV. And they’ll inevitably buy an Ultra HD set rather than 1080p HD because the time’s now long past when you can find a good 65-inch or larger set that isn’t Ultra HD. And for a home theater, where movies are king, a 65-incher is likely what you’re looking for...

SV Staff  |  Nov 07, 2017  |  0 comments
TVs with high dynamic range (HDR) capability are poised for steady growth over the next few years, according to a new report from London-based IHS Markit.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  Nov 07, 2017  |  3 comments
It's perplexing, that's what it is. In fact, it is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma — that sound in Havana that is said to have sickened or deafened diplomats there. No one can explain what it is. Here — you listen to it, and see if you can identify it.

SV Staff  |  Nov 06, 2017  |  1 comments
Tivoli today announced the addition of a super slim wireless subwoofer to its Art Collection of audio products.